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HRD Monthly Science Meeting of June 2018

June’s science meeting consisted of three presentations:

  1. Sim Aberson – Extreme horizontal and vertical motions measured by dropsondes in tropical cyclones:  2017 update
  2. Erin Jones – Quantifying Spiral Gravity Waves Radiating from Tropical Cyclones…
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Paper on the impact of dropwindsondes from the Global Hawk on forecasts released online in Monthly Weather Review


A drone, what we call an unmanned aircraft system, can collect data in tropical cyclones (TCs) to improve forecasts.  Scientists have used the Global Hawk drone that can fly at an altitude of up to 60,000 feet for over 24 hours at a time since 2010. 181 more words


HRD Seminar – Dr. Andrew Hazelton, NOAA/GFDL, Princeton, NJ – 29 May 2018

Dr. Hazelton presented a seminar titled “High-Resolution fvGFS Forecasts of Atlantic Tropical Cyclones: Structural Analysis and Evaluation of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season”.


As numerical models reach finer horizontal and vertical resolution, evaluation of storm structure is critical to model assessment and improvement.   287 more words